Nathi Mthethwa’s private home ‘got security upgrades from secret SAPS fund’

Image credit: Twitter/Nathi Mthethwa

Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has been implicated at the state capture commission of inquiry.

On Wednesday, the inquiry heard that money from a secret Crime Intelligence slush fund allegedly paid for security upgrades at Mthethwa’s private home in 2010.

He was minister of police at the time. Crime Intelligence is a unit within the South African Police Service (SAPS).

A Hawks official, Kobus Roelofse, made the claim while testifying at the inquiry.

He learned of the alleged payment and others while investigating corruption in the Crime Intelligence, he said.

Risk assessement

Roelofse said former Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli instructed that a security assessment be done at Mthethwa’s home in May 2010.

The upgrades eventually cost R195 581,44, he claimed.

Roelofse could not say whether Mthethwa knew where the funds came from or not.

“I cannot speculate what the minister knew or didn’t know,” he said.

The minister had not yet commented on the allegations at the time of publishing.

The inquiry continues.

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